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April
Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data through the Eyes of Experts - Julia Steele, Noah IliinskyVisualization is the graphic presentation of data -- portrayals meant to reveal complex information at a glance. Think of the familiar map of the New York City subway system, or a diagram of the human brain. Successful visualizations are beautiful not only for their aesthetic design, but also for elegant layers of detail that efficiently generate insight and new understanding. This book examines the methods of two dozen visualization experts who approach their projects from a variety of perspectives -- as artists, designers, commentators, scientists, analysts, statisticians, and more. Together
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April
A Practical Guide to Appellate Advocacy - Mary Beth BeazleyThis accessible paperback earned its success in the classroom by: - providing a complete introduction to the techniques and process of writing appellate briefs - presenting class-tested materials and ample illustrations that are both accessible and teachable - emphasizing the process approach to writing, beginning with large-scale issues like content and organization, moving to smaller-scale issues like signals to the reader, and ending on the smallest-scale concerns of format and polishing methods - using numerous annotated examples -- both good and bad -- of legal writing from briefs, with
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April
Clinical Atlas of Ear, Nose & Throat Diseases in Small Mammals: The case-based approach - Cheryl S. Hedlund, Joe Taboada, Sandra Merchant, Carlo MortellaroThis unprecedented full-color atlas moves through various aspects of diagnosing and managing diseases of the ear, upper respiratory tract, oral cavity, and pharynx in small animals. Each chapter introduces a series of cases, describes how specialists handled them, adds broader support information, and concludes with other disorders that could affect the same anatomic area. The readers challenge is to note the signalment and history for each case, decide a diagnosis and management plan up front, then proceed stage by stage through the text, comparing what was envisioned with the actual steps taken
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April
The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors - Leigh RyanWith more activities and exercise than ever before, this fifth edition of The Bedford Guide for Writing Tutors provides a concise and practical introduction to tutoring. Its nine chapters provide principles and strategies for working with diverse writers and assignments in a variety of contexts: College or high school, online or face-to-face, in the writing center and beyond.Visit the Student for The Bedford Handbook to find additional tools for tutors and writers, including handouts on common writing, grammer, and puntuation problems; documentation help; links to tutoring resources; and an
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April
Discourse Analysis: A Resource Book for Students - Rodney H. Jones'In crystal clear, lively style, this book introduces an astonishing and welcome breadth of key concepts and topics in Discourse Analysis from the foundational to contemporary. Perfectly pitched for the beginning student, in this flawlessly structured text, Rodney Jones provides the reader with key terms, overview of the main approaches, an effective toolkit for independent work, and a great selection of primary readings. All this is illustrated with a wide range of contemporary, multimodal and, yes, fun examples. Adopt this textbook, appropriate Jones' erudition and elegance, dazzle your students
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April
Essentials of Abnormal Psychology - V. Mark Durand, David H. BarlowThis brief version of Durand and Barlow's best-selling text was created specifically for those professors who were drawn to the authors' standard-setting integrative approach but who wanted a shorter, easier book for their students. In this briefer version, the authors explain abnormal psychology in the most modern, scientifically valid method for studying abnormal psychology. Through this integrative approach, students learn that psychological disorders are rooted in multiple factors: biological, psychological, cultural, social, familial, and even political. Conversational writing style,
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April
Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics - Randy L. HauptA thorough and insightful introduction to using genetic algorithms to optimize electromagnetic systems"Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics" focuses on optimizing the objective function when a computer algorithm, analytical model, or experimental result describes the performance of an electromagnetic system. It offers expert guidance to optimizing electromagnetic systems using genetic algorithms (GA), which have proven to be tenacious in finding optimal results where traditional techniques fail. "Genetic Algorithms in Electromagnetics" begins with an introduction to optimization and several
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April
Literature - Peter WiddowsonThis introductory volume provides an overview of the history of Literature as a cultural concept, and reflects on the contemporary nature, place and function of what the literary might mean for us today. Literature: * offers a concise history of the canonic concept of 'literature' from its earliest origins * illustrates the kinds of theoretical issues which are currently invoked by the term 'literary' * provides a definition of the 'literary' for the twenty-first century With Literature Peter Widdowson provides a thought-provoking essay on the contemporary relevance of the 'literary' for
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April
The First-Year Teacher's Checklist: A Quick Reference for Classroom Success - Julia G. ThompsonThis easy-to-use reference--with hundreds of helpful, classroom-tested answers, ideas, techniques, and teaching tools--will help you on your way to a successful and productive school year. Designed to be flexible, the book offers a choice of ideas and approaches that best fit your classroom situation. Master teacher Julia Thompson shows you how to: Develop successful relationships with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents Manage professional responsibilities and develop career skills Create an orderly classroom where students are courteous and respectful Motivate students to become
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April
China in 2008: A Year of Great Significance - Kate Merkel-hess, Kenneth L. Pomeranz, Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, Jonathan D. SpenceThe Beijing Olympics ensured that the world would be watching China in 2008, and the year turned out to be the most tumultuous and traumatic for the Chinese since the massive Tiananmen uprising of 1989. Crippling winter storms, riots in Tibet, the devastating Sichuan earthquake, and many other dramatic events including the PRC edging out the United States to become the country with the most Internet users grabbed international headlines. This innovative book, based on postings from the China Beat (the noted group blog/electronic magazine based at the University of California, Irvine) as well as